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Rosie Ratigan


         Over 40 years ago I moved to beautiful Wyoming. I raised my children, skied, ran a guest ranch, started Heavenly Everlastings a dried flower and antique business and became a professional artist in this beautiful, peaceful and rugged area. Wyoming and the beautiful Wind River Mountains where I live at Black Mountain Ranch, have become an integral part of my oil paintings. Most of my paintings include our local and migratory birds. I love painting birds, as they fly into my paintings and into my heart. Over the years I have had sweet encounters with birds and I am thankful and grateful and look forward to more.

In March, 2020, I was invited to participate as the artist for the Art of Hybridization project with the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute through one of their Novel Outreach and Education grants.  We studied six species of birds and their hybrids over an 18 month period. I painted a total of 18 oil paintings, 9 large paintings and 9 studies. The triptyque is on permanent display at UW Biodiversity Institute as a teaching tool.

I was honored when my painting, ‘Buntings migrating over the Wind River Mountains’ was juried into the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for their ‘Above the Clouds – Art of the Alpine’ exhibition and was on display for three months in 2022.

Rosie Ratigan Spring in the Rockies - Western Tanager pair -8x24 - oil.JPG
Soft Glow - Hummingbird - 7x5 oil on linen.JPG
Look Both Ways - Sandhill Cranes 12x24 oil on gallery wrapped canvas - Copy.JPG
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